About Us

Halal Certification Organisation

Halal Certification Organisation (HCO) is an independent halal certification body which uniquely comprises of a multitude of industry experienced professionals and experts in their disciplines who oversee the vision, progress and governance of the organisation. The Independent Halal Certification Advisory Board includes Islamic Theologians, Medical Practitioners, Veterinary Surgeons, Pharmacists, Food Technologists, Microbiologists and a Social Scientist.

HCO’s goal is the consistent delivery of halal, healthy and hygienic standards in consumables including Meat, Food, Beverages, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Industry in line with their National laws and Islamic Dietary Compliance Laws. These are international standards recognised throughout the world. The strength of the HCO’s training is ensured independently through a ‘Centre of Excellence in Halal compliance and training’ (CEHCT). HCO’ s goal is promoting education and awareness programmes within industry and with consumers.

HCO serves the Muslim community by providing halal product assurance from farm to fork through production staff training, Trained Inspectors, Technical Auditors and Managers.

We promote and advocate evidence based practice in achieving our objectives.

HCO is an investor in people and proactively contributes towards communities.